The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Welcomes Perdue as the New USDA Secretary
Apr 26, 2017, 3:45 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies applauds the confirmation of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture who was sworn in this week with a favorable 87-11 vote. The newly confirmed Secretary Perdue will lead the Department of Agriculture (USDA) which oversees land and water conservation on private lands and operation of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the nation’s food and farm programs. Perhaps most importantly, Perdue will contribute to the debate around the reauthorizing the Farm Bill, set to expire in 2018.
AFWA Selects Elena Takaki-Moschell as the New National Project WILD Director
Apr 19, 2017, 3:40 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) welcomes Elena Takaki-Moschell as Project WILD Director. Elena will oversee all aspects of the AFWA Project WILD program including management of Project WILD staff, coordination with Project WILD state partners, and stewardship of existing Project WILD brands.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Applauding President Trump on Signing the Passage of HJ Resolution 69
Apr 5, 2017, 3:38 PM
The Association is very pleased with President Donald Trump’s signing of HJ Res 69, which nullifies the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) final rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska” (81 Fed. Reg.52248, April 5, 2016). The USFWS final rule preempted the authority of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to manage wildlife on National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs), whose authority is affirmed in three federal statutes.